Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist issued a report this week at the final meeting of the Race to the Top Steering Committee, summarizing some of the major accomplishments Rhode Island has attained through funding from federal Race to the Top grant.
The initial four-year period of the grant ends this month, though the U.S. Department of Education has granted Rhode Island a one-year, no-cost extension to complete several initiatives that are still under development. By the end of the month, Rhode Island will have spent $71 million of the grant, with the remaining $4 million slated to be used by July 2015.
A copy of the report on accomplishments, along with a budget summary, is attached to this release; here is a list of the major accomplishments:
Ensuring educator excellence:
Establishing world-class standards, curriculum, and assessments:
Developing user-friendly data systems:
Accelerating all schools toward greatness:
Managing our performance: